Photo of the Day Contest
Circles Over Bubbles by Michael A Blanchette
Tuesday, 9th February 2016

Circles Over Bubbles

by Michael A Blanchette

Jordan Pond is located in Acadia National Park, near Bar Harbor, Maine. The pond is flanked to the west by Penobscot Mountain and to the northeast by two mountains known as the Bubbles. This photo is a composite image that includes a 132 minute star trail (created from 22 frames), plus a long exposure to bring out details in the icy foreground. Ice chunks cover the foreground, with the lip-shaped Bubble Mountains visible in the distant background.
Equipment: Nikon D810 with Nikon 14-24mm Lens
Michael A Blanchette
Mike is a New Hampshire-based photographer specializing in landscapes. His images exude a sense of tranquility, mystery, and simplicity. These attributes are embodied in his business motto, Serenity in Landscapes. In addition to photographing New England, Mike travels far and wide to capture diverse subjects. Consequently, his passion for photography spans across the Colorado Plateau, down the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and over to northern of Europe.

Circles Over Bubbles by Michael A Blanchette was photo of the day on Tuesday, 9th February 2016. You can leave a comment below.


9th February 2016 at 4:09 am

my goodness, magical.

Pamela North

9th February 2016 at 4:25 am

Stunning Michael.

9th February 2016 at 4:49 am

Great image

9th February 2016 at 5:13 am

Wonderfully envisioned, shot and processed. I do a lot of night photography, love star trail photos. Acadia is on my adult bucket list. I went there as a child but barely remember it. Kudos for such a great shot when it was so cold out. I hope the camera survived the cold!

Larry Herscovitch

9th February 2016 at 5:23 am

Great image!

Anne Egli

9th February 2016 at 6:10 am

Such a lovely star trail, amazing background for mountains and ice.


9th February 2016 at 8:28 am



9th February 2016 at 11:50 am

Super shot today…long exposure makes it really pop!


9th February 2016 at 3:16 pm

You truly caught the moments….wonder if this is what Vincent van Gogh saw when he painted “Starry Night” – wonderful picture congrats!

9th February 2016 at 4:42 pm

WOW – fantastic photo-art……

27th February 2016 at 10:13 am

Great geometric contrast!

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